Hello! We are back with New Traditions: Breaking the Tradition with the First Look.
Superstition states that the bride and groom shouldn’t see each other until the ceremony. And, for many couples they stick to this tradition and that’s great and perfectly fine. But, sometimes it’s okay and fun to break tradition. Here’s why we love the first look and think you should consider it for your special day. First of all, it’s more intimate and a way for you and your (future) spouse to get to see each other with no one else around -well except us of course-. We’re able to capture this pure unadulterated scene between the two of you and it lends itself to amazing pictures the two of you will cherish for years to come. With a first look the possibilities for different angles and perspectives are opened up. When, a couple does not do a first look we only have one shot to get a reaction and sometimes that reaction you were hoping for doesn’t happen. A first look allows us to get pictures of you spinning your spouse, hugging them, and kissing them.
It’s a free intimate space just between the two of you. If these personal reasons haven’t convinced you of doing a first look we also have some logistical reasons for why we love them too! If you decide to do one we can get all your portraits done before the wedding which means that you have more time to celebrate with your guests! When you decide to do a first look we are also able to get more couple pictures because we have more time with you to do portraits. When you wait to take portraits we don’t have as much time to capture amazing couple shots we’ll only be able to spend about 10 minutes with you and your spouse and then 10-15 minutes for family, and 10 minutes with the full bridal party. First looks give us more time and more opportunities for great couple portraits!
Some people have a cocktail hour while they take their pictures but imagine being able to actually participate in it! The most important thing to remember when deciding to do a first look is weighing what kind of pictures are important to you. What will you want afterwards to remember your day.